A Cold Snap In Alaska Could Spill Over To 48 States
A buildup of cold air over Alaska threatens to spill over into the lower 48 states.By Matt Picht | December 1, 2016
It's even colder than usual in Alaska right now. And the continental 48 states are about to get a taste of that.
Climatologist Brian Brettschneider explained to Alaska Public Media that the cold air has been building up over the ocean due to a lack of warming sunshine. Brettschneider said, "Right now we're in a pattern where the flow is bringing some of the cold air that's been slowly building up over the last few weeks, it's dragging that into Alaska and so we’re all experiencing those below normal temperatures."